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Countries where the DIN A format is used

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Copyright: DIN – Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
Belgium (1924)
Netherlands (1925)
Norway (1926)
Switzerland (1929)
Sweden (1930)
Russia (1934)
Hungary (1938)
Italy (1939)
Uruguay (1942)
Argentina (1943)
Brazil (1943)
Spain (1947)
Austria (1948)
Romania (1949)
Japan (1951)
Denmark (1953)
Czechoslovakia (1953)
Israel (1954)
Portugal (1954)
Yugoslavia (1956)
India (1957)
Poland (1957)
United Kingdom (1959)
Venezuela (1962)
New Zealand (1963)
Iceland (1964)
Mexico (1965)
South Africa (1966)
France (1967)
Peru (1967)
Turkey (1967)
Chile (1968)
Greece (1970)
Zimbabwe (1970)
Singapore (1970)
Bangladesh (1972)
Thailand (1973)
Barbados (1973)
Australia (1974)
Ecuador (1974)
Colombia (1975)
Kuwait (1975)


The ISO 216 / DIN 476 standard for paper formats has been adopted by all countries around the world except the USA and Canada. In Mexico, Colombia, Chile and the Philippines the US Letter format is still commonly used even though these nations have formally adopted ISO 216.